An air conditioner is an essential aspect of any home. Though it takes up a bigger chunk of budget and electricity usage, it’s a must-have appliance, especially for Travis County with a highly varying climate.
For this reason, it’s essential to make a good decision when it comes to installing or replacing your AC. Let’s check out the different types of AC units and what they offer.
- The central air conditioner
If you need to cool a large room or multiple rooms, a central air conditioner is a perfect fit.
This unit combines both an evaporator, a compressor, and a condenser in a single unit. You can also include a heating system with this unit.
A central air conditioner circulates through ducts and registers usually installed on the walls or floors; that is why a qualified technician should install this type of air conditioner.
- Ductless, mini-split AC
This unit combines an outdoor compressor and a condenser with several indoor handling units. It is best for houses lacking ductwork.
Each unit has its thermostat, meaning you can adjust the temperature for each room differently. This is also an added advantage if you want to cool a particular room alone.
- Window air conditioner
These are best for single-room cooling or smaller space use. As the name suggests, they are installed in the window of a room. They work by drawing warm air from a room and blowing cool air in.
- Portable AC
These are like the next generation of window units, and they work the same way as well. The only difference is that it’s a freestanding option to move it from room to room.
They are also quite affordable, as are the window units.
- Hybrid/dual AC
These alternate between a gas furnace and the electricity heat-up to run the system.
In summer, it works by pulling heat from your home, and in the winter, it pumps in heat from the outside environment and circulates indoors.
This unit can help lower your utility bills since the furnace takes over when the temperature is too cold for the heat pump.
- Geothermal units
If you’re looking for a more sustainable, energy-efficient, durable unit, Geothermal units are your go-to since they use renewable earth energy. The disadvantage is installation costs can be very high.
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